Shreveport City has built serious momentum in the aerospace sector having had 3 aerospace related announcements in the last 2 years.
As the 3rd largest city in Louisiana (MSA population of 436,341), our momentum is due to a multitude of reasons which work together to provide a low-cost environment for aerospace companies to operate.
When BRF designs an incentive pakcage, we put the needs of a company first. Working with our state, regional, and local partners we can offer attractive incentives to help companies go from investing money to making money quickly. In addition to traditional economic incentives, BRF and our partners can offer a range of local incentives and financing tools including build-to-suit real estate, low-interest financing, or cash to companies for a range of activities. BRF has worked with Advanced Aero Solutions to provide start-up capital in addition to business services and traditional incentives.
Barksdale Air Force Base, located in Bossier City, is home tomore than 14,000 active airmen and women with more than 815 departures annually. Global Strike Command is a MajorCommand of that United States Air Force that isheadquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base.
The Shreveport area has a labor force of more than 350,000 people within a 60-minute drive time. A student population of more than 40,000 is also located in the area including those studying Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance at Southern University Shreveport. Helicopter Flight Training Center, a part of MetroAvitation, is located in Shreveport offering state-of-the-art training solutions to manufacturers and operators.
The City of Shreveport owns more than 250 acres of project-ready land bordering the 8,000 ft runway at Shreveport Regional Airport. Sites have been certified as project-ready from the State of Louisiana with all heavy utilities already in place.
The Shreveport labor shed has an advantage to recruit aerospace companies based on a review of industry purchases within the region and supply chain. Companies within these sectors would have an opportunity due to the demand for aerospace products. This is based on the following supply chain statistics:
Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Professional Aviation provides graduates with the knowledge, skills, experience to establish a career in the aviation profession.
Two professional degree programs are available:
The Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences(LCMS) is a consortium of industry and non-profit organizations committed to improving manufacturing processes and efficiencies
LCMS has a focus on establishing manufacturing improvements in a variety of categories.
Louisiana’s low-tax environment offers manufacturers significant cost savings.
LED FastStart is the #1 State Workforce Development Program that creates unique programs ensuring a quality and prepared workforce based on a company’s immediate and long-term needs.
Shreveport is located along Interstates 20 & 49.
Union Pacific and KCS both provide Class I service to our MSA.
Located on the Red River Waterway just south of Shreveport, Louisiana, The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution. The port has multiple greenfield sites.
We have flights to Denver, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Destin, & Orlando.